|Prosthetic Legs; Cat Walks For The First Time|
Meet the cat Vincent, one of the rarest animals in the world to be fitted with prosthetic legs. Vincent's story goes viral on social media after Iowa State University, where his surgeon, Dr. Mary Sarah Bergh, associate professor of veterinary clinical sciences, posted a video of Vincent walking on its 3D-printed prosthetic legs.
"It was given away by a lady who was camping at a local campground. ... It was missing its hind legs of the Mid-shin down and when the lady brought him to, you could say that it was pretty worried, "Jones told ABC News.
It is uncertain whether disability Vincent occurred an accident or witnessed his birth. However, Jones daughter, Emily, a student at the School of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University, he offered one of his teachers may be able to help Vincent, the family hopes to give his best Vincent possible chance to have a normal life have been restored.
After trying to save Vincent legs with physiotherapy, Dr. Mary S. Bergh decided that surgery - the first of its kind - would be better suited to the case of Vincent. "This is the first we've ever done and they were very few people in the world who have tried to do something like that. "
Dr. Mary S. Bergh, in partnership with the veterinary orthopedics company BioMedtrix, created bespoke rear feet in titanium alloy for Vincent using modeling and 3D printing technology. unique prosthetic implants Vincent were inserted into her femur bone and exiting through the skin.
"Many times, when people think about dentures, they think that is attached to a section designed to allow walking. In animals, it is usually not very viable, especially in the femur and the thigh, which is where his injuries, there is nothing to really strap-on, "says Dr. Mary S. Bergh.